Manila: No Fly Zone set for ASEAN Summit
Air operations in Manila and nearby provinces will be restricted for all types of aircrafts starting November 9 while maximum security preparations are being prepared for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.
Acting Interior and Local Government Secretary Catalino Cuy, also Chairman of the Committee on Security, Peace and Order, Emergency Preparedness and Response (CSPOEPR) stressed a No Fly Zone is set on these dates and times in the following areas:
|DATES/TIME||AREAS COVERED||FLIGHTS COVERED|
|November 9 to 14 (6 AM to 10 PM)November 15 (4 AM to 5 PM)||Clarkfield Special Economic and Freeport Zone in Pampanga||All general aviation flights within 10,000 feet altitude and 40 nautical miles radius|
|November 12 to 15 (6 AM to 5 PM)||Rizal Park in Manila||All aircraft operations within 10,000 feet altitude and four nautical miles radius|
|November 12 (6 AM to 11 PM)
November 13-14 (6 AM to 10 PM)
November 15 (4 AM to 5 PM)
|Manila||All general aircrafts with very high frequency omni-directional range (VOR) within 10,000 feet altitude and 40 nautical miles|
Cuy also noted that No Drone Operations is set over Clark in Pampanga and Rizal Park in Manila on November 9 to 17 for all types of drones within 40 nautical miles.
Also, Sangley Airport in Cavite, Plaridel Airport in Bulacan, and Subic International Airport in Olongapo will be closed to civilian aircraft operations on November 9 to 15 between 6 AM and 5 PM.
On the other hand, a No Landing restriction will be implemented on Runway 13 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on November 12 to 15 from 6 AM to 5 PM. Only departing flights will be allowed at this runway during this period.
A No Take-Off restriction will also be enforced on Runway 31 on the same dates.
“We are covering all the bases to ensure the safety and security of our ASEAN delegates including their mobility and transfer from one place to another,” Cuy noted.
“We appeal to all our kababayans and the business community who will be affected by the restrictions, please bear with us in the next few days,” he added.
The above-mentioned restrictions will be closely monitored by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), one of the member agencies of the CSPOEPR which is tasked to oversee the safety and security preparations for the ASEAN Summit.
Courtesy: The Manila Bulletin | Published By Chito A. Chavez
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